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MacMost Now 891: Customizing Your Desktop With GeekTool
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I think it depends on the image URL. I have a new iMac with Mountain Lion, and although others didn't work for me, this one did:
I'm hoping it updates.
Can you share the text that was used to get the date and time all in one Geeklet?
It was just one word: date
Great video describing GeekTool. Thank you.
How do you spell the GeekTool applets? I want to use it as a search term to find more of them.
Also, Is there a listing, available, with descriptions of Shell calls. "Date" was a great example for me.
Thanks in advance. Keep up the great videos!
I don't know of any list of applets or shell commands off the top of my head -- but a quick search should turn up each of those.
One more question . . . .
The weather image which updates, do you have to use a refresh time? If so, what rate would it be?
Use whatever rate you want. If a web site updates an image every hour, then you can use once per hour, for example.
I am running Snow Leopard and have been unable to download a version of Geektool that works... Any suggestions I have gone to tynsoe.org and tried two versions there. ????
Sorry, no suggestions. I'm not using Snow Leopard on any Macs anymore, so I can't try it myself.
I'm having the same experience that Person described (10.8.4). I copy and paste the NWS URL and... nada. I can put pics in without trouble but not URLs. It's as if it's waiting for me to push a "Done" button or something. (http://www.weather.gov/satellite)
OK, delete previous comment; it's for PICTURES (jpg's), an URL that is a picture. Not live URLs; got it!
Love the idea of geek tool and this was a good video tutorial. Unfortunately, when I downloaded geektool it did not work. I have a new iMac, so it should work fine. I could add an image to the desktop, and a local image worked fine. However, when I added a url as you showed in the video, nothing happened, and the radar image (from the url I added) didn't appear in the image box. Nothing did. All of the sudden, from what seemed a cool new thing for the desktop, it became a useless waste of time.